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An Overview of Radiation Effects on Electronics

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Abstract: Traditionally, electronic systems for outer space applications used hermetic packages which were extensively screened. These parts were used in robust, low-volume and high-cost systems. Over the last decade, Low Earth Orbit (LEO) New Space (or Space 2.0) systems—driven by entrepreneurial billionaires—using lower-cost, higher-technology Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components—components selected for radiation performance and carefully qualified for the intended satellite orbits. This raises questions. What are the mechanisms for radiation damage and what do they do to the electronics of our designs? This presentation is not comprehensive but is a good starting point for understanding what happens to electronic components in space. Speaker(s): Ken Coffman, Monrtreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/306478